Upcoming Events


Fused Glass Pendant Making

Feb. 11, 2018, 1 p.m. - Feb. 12, 2018, 4 p.m.

February 11, 12 (day class only, no overnight, no meals)

Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm both days

Fee $75 plus $10 material fee paid to instructor

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Learn how to construct layered glass to make beautiful fused pendants.  On day 1, we will construct pendants from colored and dichroic glass, colored frits, glass rods and bobbles.  Pendant base shapes will be provided or cut your own.  A glass grinder and nipper tools will be available.  On day 2 return to shape your pendants o...


Introduction to Needle Felting

March 24, 2018, 10 a.m. - March 24, 2018, 3 p.m.

March 24, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Fee: $80 (keep your felting needles and mat)

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Learn the basics of needle felting! We will start with a simple ball and then move on to make a small felted animal of your choice (with instructions). You will be supplied with 3 different sizes of needles, a felting mat and an array of colorful wool. Take home your tools to continue your felting creations at home. Bring your own lunch.



Figurative Sculpture Workshop (All levels)

April 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - Sept. 16, 2018, 4 p.m.

Session 1:  April 7-8, 2018, 9:30am Saturday - 4:00pm Sunday

Session 2:  September 15 - 16, 2018, 9:30am Saturday - 4:00pm Sunday

Fee: $226 (includes meals, lodging, materials and instruction fee)

Instructor: Jennifer Mally                               

Learn techniques to create figurative clay sculptures. Learn about the proportions of the human body and how to make a head and expressive face.  Use this basic knowledge, along with how to build from a stable armature to create your own ...


Felting “Lighted Vessels” Workshop

April 22, 2018, 10 a.m. - April 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

April 22, 2018, 10-3:30

Fee: $80 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

Instructor: Mary Wallace -  whitedove@litewire.net


This day-long class will explore wet felting plant fibers and wool to create a fine, but strong, vessel that will allow light to shine through.

The first half of the day will include discussion of plant fibers and felting, sample making, and laying out the vessel.  The second half will continue with the vessel construction.  Demos along the way will help illumina...


Incredible Layered Glazing Techniques and Constructing Vessels from Slump and Press Molds

April 29, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 4, 2018, 4 p.m.

April 29 - May 4, 2018

Fee: $620 (includes meals, lodging, materials and instruction fee) 

Instructor: Ron Hahlen

Ron Hahlen creates incredible results with layering stains and glazes. His techniques will be demonstrated on his textured, hand-built forms. Ron will demonstrate wax resist, airbrushing, sgraffito, and brushing and layering of metal oxides washes and glazes. Glazes recipes will include a chun, a celadon, a temmoku, a crystal magic, black, blues, ash, a green and a base glaze. ...


Basic Broom Making - Hearth Brooms

May 5, 2018, noon - May 5, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 5, 2018, Noon - 4:00pm

Fee: $90

Instructor: John Holzwart www.broomsbylittlejohn.com

Discover the art of making handmade brooms! Little John will teach you how to make a real broom for decorative or functional use. Students will learn to make one round or one flat hearth broom (your choice). Handles of various woods have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about decorative options will be included. Participants should refrain from wearing ...


Get Away! Pottery Retreat (all levels, 18+)

May 6, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 11, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 6-11, 2018

Fee: $430 (includes meals, lodging, materials, and instruction fee)

Facilitator: Jennifer Mally, Director Adamah Art Studios

Spend a quiet week at Adamah's beautiful art campus. Saturate yourself in your own ceramic work, meet other potters, treat yourself to good food, afternoon naps, nature hikes, Governor Dodge State Park and the local art scene. Your time is your own! Adamah Studio will supply you with 2 bags of stoneware clay, a wheel, hand-building tools, all meals and...


Ceramic Kitchen Utensils

May 9, 2018, 1 p.m. - May 16, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 9, 16, 2018, 1:00 pm-4:00pm both days (MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES)

Fee: $90

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Have fun making ceramic kitchen utensils! See demos of how to combine thrown, extruded and hand-built forms to make beautiful and functional spoons, ladles, spatulas, spreading knives....... Make them unique by adding textures, patterns and surface designs. Return on May 16th to glaze your bisque-fired utensils. Your final pieces will be glazed fired at Adamah and will be ready for pick u...


Learn to Gas Reduction Fire

May 12, 2018, 9 a.m. - May 13, 2018, 8 p.m.

(intermediate, 18+)

May 12-13, 2018, 9:00am Saturday - 8:00pm or end of firing on Sunday

Total Package: $190 (includes lodging and workshop fee)

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

This two-day workshop will teach you how to correctly load and fire Adamah's Bailey gas kiln and fire in reduction. Saturday we will glaze our work and load the kiln. Sunday we will fire the kiln. (12+ hour firing) The group will need to return to Adamah a few days later to unload our pots, clean the kiln and discuss ou...


Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Test Workshop with John Britt

May 18, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 20, 2018, 3 p.m.

May 18,19, 20, 2018, 10:00am Friday - 3:00pm Sunday

Fee: $525 (includes lodging, meals and workshop fee)

This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discu...

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